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Irish Literature - From Macken to Meehan - REMOTE

Irish Literature - From Macken to Meehan - REMOTE is a course run by Martin Keaveney Creative Writing, Galway. For more information about Irish Literature - From Macken to Meehan - REMOTE at Martin Keaveney Creative Writing, please review the details below.

What is Irish Literature? This course attempts to answer that question by reflecting on the past century of writing by reading the work of Walter Macken, William Trevor, Jennifer Johnston, Seamus Heaney, Paula Meehan, Ryan Dennis, Louise Nealon and Alvy Carragher. Through discussion of works and writers from early 20th century right up to 2021, and using interviews, newspaper reviews and other relevant material, participants will gain an appreciation and understanding of Irish Literature as it was in the 20th century, is today and might become in the future. Includes weekly video. Suitable for the literature enthusiast and also ideal for those preparing to attend/return to third level study. Written and presented by Dr Martin Keaveney, Associate Lecturer in Irish Literature at NUIG. Limited places



About the facilitator
Dr Martin Keaveney has been facilitating creative writing courses at Galway Arts Centre since 2018. He also lectures on Irish Literature at NUIG’s Autumn Series. His second novel The Mackon Country will be published shortly  by Penniless Press, UK.  This follows his debut novel Delia Meade (2020) and his debut collection of stories, The Rainy Day (2018) (Penniless Press). Short fiction has been published in many literary journals in Ireland, UK and US. He has also written for the screen and his writing has been produced and exhibited at many international film festivals and on broadcast television. His scholarship has been published widely, including at the peer-reviewed journals New Hibernia ReviewEstudios Irlandeses and the Journal of Franco-Irish Studies  and work forthcoming at the Canadian Journal of Irish Studies. He has a B.A. in English and Italian, an M.A in English (Writing) and a Ph.D. from NUIG (Creative Writing and Textual Studies). He was awarded the Sparanacht Ui Eithir for his research in 2016 and the NUIG Write-Up Bursary in 2018. See more at

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Remote attendance options
INTERACTIVE – attend interactive Video Conference discussion (Zoom) 6.30 – 7.45 weekly & receive material by email including video of a recorded lecture each week

EMAIL – receive material by email with a video of a prerecorded lecture each week

PHONE – phone in to hear interactive class and receive material by email with a video of a prerecorded lecture each week

POST – receive material by email with a podcast on USB key of a prerecorded lecture each week

FLEXI – meet tutor remotely for 30 minute discussion weekly at mutual time and receive all course material by email

Combinations of the above available at no extra cost, please enquire. All remote courses cost the same

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Training ProviderMartin Keaveney Creative Writing
Course LocationMayo
Course Start Date4th October 2021
Course End Date29th November 2021
Course Duration8 weeks
Course TimeVideo Conference 6.30-7.45pm (Mondays)
Course Fee100
Entry RequirementsNone.
Carear PathLiterary Reviewing, University Study, Teaching, Social Sciences, Communications, Librarian, Other.
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